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Footwear Industry Facts and Statistics [Infographic]

Did you know?

In Europe pointed toes on shoes were fashionable from the eleventh to the fifteenth centuries.

The first lady’s boot was designed for Queen Victoria in 1840.

This amazing visual representation, brought to you by Cocorose London, revolves around some of the less known facts and statistics about UK footwear industry.…


Added by Hilary Carter on November 27, 2014 at 1:37am — No Comments

Disbelief is coming ...

Added by Nicole Quinn on November 25, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

It's a Nightmare

It's a Nightmare blog…


Added by Nicole Quinn on November 25, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

On Death and Driving Lessons

I was two weeks shy of my 27th birthday when I moved back to my parents’ Toronto home after living away for nearly a decade.

Returning home was as hard a choice as it was an easy one. Hard because the idea of coming full circle felt like a failure to me; easy because I needed somewhere familiar to crash (and a warm bed and good food didn’t hurt, either).

What exacerbated matters, though, was my lack of a driver’s license. While I traveled via subway and cabs in New York City…


Added by Brianne Hogan on October 31, 2014 at 8:32am — No Comments

On the Street: The Faces of Women

Posted a brief look at Tatyana Fazlalizadeh's ongoing public art project "Stop Telling Women to Smile". Learn how, through this project, women are empowering themselves to respond to gender-based street harassment.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on October 22, 2014 at 8:48am — No Comments

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Added by Carole Deer on October 17, 2014 at 7:11am — No Comments

New Artist Watch Feature at Escape Into Life

I've posted a new Artist Watch feature at the online arts magazine Escape Into Life. Today, I present the fabulous assemblages of Page Turner.

My introduction is here:

Direct Link to EIL: …


Added by Maureen E. Doallas on October 16, 2014 at 8:11am — No Comments

Single Women

So, you hate being single and you don’t understand why you can’t find the right man to share your life with. Every time you think you’ve found “the one,” he ends up being just like the others you’ve had before. You’ve questioned yourself, “Why do I keep attracting the same kind of man? What’s wrong with me? Why can’t I find a man that will respect and love me? Why do I attract men that like to cheat, lie, abuse me, and treat…


Added by Stephanie Lahart on October 10, 2014 at 1:22am — No Comments

She Writes/She Reads: Women and the New World of Publishing

The question of who gets to be a storyteller and of whose stories are read and acknowledged is crucial—not just for women, but for men and for the way civil society as a whole is constructed.

The “She Writes” in my title alludes to two things—my publisher, She Writes Press, and…


Added by Judith Newton on October 2, 2014 at 11:00am — 14 Comments

The Beautiful World of Women's Shoes

Women are fond of fashion accessories. They want to keep their wardrobe updated with latest shoes and clothing. An average woman buys 3 pairs of shoes every year.

This infographic, created by Cocorose London, highlights some of the astonishing facts about women's shoes and their buying habbits. …


Added by Hilary Carter on October 1, 2014 at 1:56am — No Comments

Keeping this Menopausal Woman in Mind - Stormy Weather

Do not do unto others as you would have them do unto you—they might have different tastes.

George Bernard Shaw

This past week began with rain in Phoenix, so much rain that for the first time since I emigrated here, the weather forced me to stay home from work and my daughter to miss school. Even my mother called from her sunny kitchen in rural Derry, where the weather is cooperating and will hopefully stay dry for the …


Added by Yvonne Watterson on September 13, 2014 at 11:54am — No Comments

Open Letter: We must take action now to preserve Net Neutrality and protect women’s and girls’ voices online

The FCC’s current attempt to eviscerate Net Neutrality is a direct threat to our work and could have disastrous consequences for women & girls. With the public comment deadline looming, and a final decision from Chairman Wheeler and the FCC coming soon after that, it’s time to take…


Added by Women, Action & the Media on September 9, 2014 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

Take A Break! Five Ways Women Authors Can Unplug and Unwind

It’s been clinically proven that stress is one of the biggest deterrents to productivity, a balanced life, and overall wellness. Many women never turn off their working mind between the office and the home ... not to mention all the other places they devote their time and attention.


This is especially true of writers, whose work is not confined to the usual 9-to-5. Flexibility does not typically permit the usual breaks and relaxation afforded by a more structured workplace…


Added by Laura Tolentino on September 8, 2014 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Women Write Out of the Binders

When I was young I had the hardest time learning to tie my shoes. My mother assured me with the wise words of “you know, you could eat an entire bear by yourself. Just take one bite at a time.” Her words helped me leave Velcro behind long ago, but I also thought of them again recently, in relation to my writing life.…


Added by Cynthia Manick on August 12, 2014 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

If I told You

If I told you how beautiful you are,

Would you believe me?

Your inner beauty is truly incomparable.

Total beauty from the inside out.

One of a kind, without a doubt.…


Added by Stephanie Lahart on August 10, 2014 at 2:34am — No Comments

Claiming the Name of Writer

I did not consider myself a writer until I started working for Hedgebrook.


I was an actor who wrote occasionally, a theatre major who had gravitated toward non-profit communications, but not a writer.


When I was introduced to new people, the conversation would often go something like this:…


Added by Katie Woodzick on July 30, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

John Siddique's 'End of Mango Season'

I've posted a video of a poetic meditation, written and read by John Siddique, that honors the memory of two girls who were raped and hanged in India.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 12, 2014 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Writing Strong Women

Last year, I read “The Sandoval Sisters,” an award winning historical fiction book by Sandra Ramos O’Briant and enjoyed it so much that I…


Added by Mona AlvaradoFrazier on May 27, 2014 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Saturday Short

Today's short is a stop-motion animation of drawings by Karina Puente of women's faces.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on May 17, 2014 at 7:55am — No Comments

Chicks Versus Dicks

"Men are from Mars and women are from Venus”—that is the age-old phrase that best explains the seemingly endless battle of the sexes. And while we technically aren’t from different universes, this mantra indicates a truth that we have learned to accept: we differ in more ways than not.

They say opposites attract though, right?


The differences between sexes are some of the first things noticeable at birth because of our telling…


Added by Caroline Bortle on April 17, 2014 at 4:52pm — No Comments

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